Nominations called for lifetime achievement award

Nominations called for lifetime achievement award

The AJE executive committee is calling for nominations for the AJE Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients of the Award have included Richard Keeble who is professor of journalism at University of Lincoln. The AJE may, no more than once each year, endow a single lifetime achievement award to a retired or retiring member who has demonstrated long and distinguished service to journalism education in the UK or Ireland. Such a person should be a member in good standing of unblemished reputation. They should be nominated by at least two institutional members. The nomination will be considered by the AJE executive committee who may agree to support the nomination if the member: Is in good standing in the AJE; Is of unblemished professional reputation; Is either retired from full-time work or is due to retire before the next AJE annual meeting; Has an outstanding and distinguished record in journalism education either through teaching, research, authorship or general service to journalism education. The person nominated...
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Sky’s Crawford receives Charles Wheeler Award

Sky’s Crawford receives Charles Wheeler Award

Alex Crawford received the Charles Wheeler Award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism at an event held at the University of Westminster. In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to 'arsey journalists' who asked difficult questions. Lady Wheeler has just presented @AlexCrawfordSky with The Charles Wheeler award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism. — Uni of Westminster (@UniWestminster) June 4, 2015 Crawford started her career at the Wokingham Times and completed her NCTJ while working there. She told the audience at Westminster that traditional journalism skills still matter: "We are told our new tools are GoPros and Twitter..no matter how many followers you have..we have to hold on to old skills" She joined Sky News at its launch in 1989 and has since received numerous  awards for her foreign reporting in Libya, South Africa and numerous  conflict zones. She thanked and praised the bravery of 'the fixers and translators' that she has worked with over the years. Crawford said: "You have to make mistakes, you have to...
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Research grants worth £1,500 available

Research grants worth £1,500 available

The AJE is pleased to offer up to three annual research grants of at least £1,500 to its members. The grants are designed to assist AJE members develop a research project for publication. Applications from those new to HE or early career researchers are particularly welcome. The terms of the grant are that it should be used by an AJE member (or up to four members working as a team) to cover the cost of travel, accommodation and other research costs such as data processing, purchasing data or translations of data in pursuit of a research project. The grant could even be used to buy out teaching time. The research project must fulfil at least one of the objects of the AJE constitution, which are: to uphold the highest standards in the teaching of journalism in higher education (this would include advancing knowledge and understanding of journalism issues to inform what we teach); to provide a common voice for the teaching of journalism in higher...
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